Goodbye Summer

So Summer is officially over (can't believe the drop in temperature from last week), the winter jackets and closed shoes are coming out from hibernation and I am still praying I won't have to put the heating on for another day.
This Summer has been a great eye opener for us, its weird to say but I don't think I really knew Brussels before having Finny. It seems like something has been happening every weekend, unfortunately for us we would find out about it the day after, but the ones we did manage to go to were brilliant, e.g. Belgium National Day, Comic festival Parade and Belgium Beer festival (which was on the same weekend).

I guess after this Summer we've realised that having busy weekends equal a happy Finn, not only because he got to see loads of new things, but he ends up sleeping better (which lets admit is a big bonus for us).

So its now got me questioning what we can do as a family on colder and darker days? Finn will clearly be dying to get outside no matter what the weather and there is only so many walks around the park we can do.
One place we know and have visited is the Brussels Natural History museum, which shocked us at how close it was. I would say its probably better for older children (a lot of educational things) but still Finn really enjoyed it, there were so many animals and dinosaurs to see that you could spend a full day there.

Then from what day time events I can see, the rest of September is mainly about Food and Design.
This weekend 13th-15th is Eat! Brussels we went last year and it was great day of relaxing and eating. There were a wide selection of dishes (reasonable prices) that sometimes choosing just one was difficult. Not sure how it will be in the rain but we might just chance it. Then throughout September there is Brussels Design September which seems to have different exhibitions, markets, lecture, etc. So definitely something interesting to go to one of these weekend. Clearly Visit Brussels will be top of my site to visits this Autumn/Winter.

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